Sunday, 15 May 2016

Let the construction begin!

Time to cut some timber!.

Now that winter is approaching and it is getting cold and the rain is coming, the front garden is complete, the 40m long x 1m high retaining wall is complete, the side access drive is complete its time to get going on the railway room build.

As I have most of the materials thanks to the deconstruction of the old railway room at the old house, it has been fairly cost effective to get going.
Over last weekend, a bit during this week and a bit more time this weekend, I have been able to complete the frame of the railway room within the garage.

The garage is 6m x 6m and the railway room will take up 6m x 2.95m (less a bit of space to enable the roller door to function).

I have now installed the front wall next to the roller door and the main dividing wall in the middle of the garage. I also needed to find space out of the way for the work bench so I built that into the wall as well so that when it is folded down, it is out of the way and will still enable 3m wide clear access for the car. This workbench is now in its 3rd home as it was at the last 2 houses.. Hopefully this will be the last move for it and I for some time.!...

You will note that the garage is fairly full of materials such as 6mm MDF, 3mm MDF, 9mm ply etc, so it has been an exercise in moving stuff around to enable access and build room and slow use up the materials within the space I have that is also storage for it.

Here are a few progress pictures:

Now that the false ceiling is all but done, now I just need to get the MDF on the walls and the 9mm ply on the ceiling.. Then it is painting time!.

The back brick wall will be in the area of the hidden staging and helix so the door will no longer be used and the brick wall will remain as is as it wont be seen..

Here is the current plan..
Not much has changed. Just a bit of tweaking..

Lower staging
 Main deck and heilx
 Upper deck

Till next time.. Stay tuned.


  1. Looks like you've got a really good start Brendan. I know from my own layout room inside the garage that having to store things in the work space was a pain it but got easier a the project progressed.

  2. I see that little phrase in the corner... "to future expansion".
    Looks like your mainline run is comparable to the old design now. :)
    You are one productive layout builder for sure.

  3. Wow Brendan, your flying already! Looking great so far, interested to see how the latest version comes together.

    Yell out if you need a hand with anything, Jas...

  4. Nice to see the Tritan still earning its keep. Great start mate.
    keep it going.